Koichiro Ogami

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The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between natural tooth color and that selected for artificial teeth in partial dentures at our department with a view to establishing criteria for obtaining greater harmonization between colors. The participants in this study comprised partial denture wearers visiting the Department of Prosthodontics,(More)
To measure resting whole saliva, draining and spitting methods have been commonly used. However, these methods require the patients' understanding and cooperation. The aim of this study was to establish a method for measuring the salivary flow rate that does not rely on patient's cooperation or the state of the mouth and does not cause any discomfort to(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Oral perception is adversely affected by palatal coverage in complete denture wearers. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether an opening in an anterior palatal base enhanced oral perception and the effect of the size of the opening on retention. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten healthy dentate individuals (5 men, 5(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate time-dependent change in the number of microbes on the tongue surface after tongue cleaning using a mouthwash or mouth moisturising gel for elders fed with a feeding tube and with care needs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve elders fed through a feeding tube and with care needs participated in this(More)
PURPOSE We examined how chewing rate and the extent of reactive hyperemia affect the blood flow in denture-supporting mucosa during chewing. METHODS The left palatal mucosa was loaded under conditions of simulated chewing or simulated clenching for 30s, and the blood flow during loading was recorded. We compared the relative blood flow during loading(More)
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